2017 in UFC

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2017 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2017 in UFC.
Information
First date January 15
Last date December 30
Events
Total events 39
UFC 12
UFC on Fox 4
TUF Finale events 2
Fights
Total fights 457
Title fights 20
Chronology

2016 in UFC 2017 in UFC 2018 in UFC

The year 2017 was the 25th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States.

Title fights[edit]

Title fights in 2017
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Women's Featherweight Germaine de Randamie def. Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 208 [a]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) def. Stephen Thompson Decision (majority) (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 209 [b]
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:39 UFC 210 [c]
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Wilson Reis Submission (armbar) 3 4:49 UFC on Fox 24 [d]
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Jéssica Andrade Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-44, 50-45) 5 5:00 UFC 211 [e]
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (c) def. Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) 1 2:22 UFC 211 [f]
Featherweight Max Holloway (ic) def. Jose Aldo (c) TKO (punches) 3 4:13 UFC 212 [g]
Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Yoel Romero Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 213 [h]
Women's Featherweight Cristiane Justino def. Tonya Evinger TKO (knees) 3 1:56 UFC 214 [i]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) def. Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 214 [j]
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones No Contest (overturned) 3 3:01 UFC 214 [k]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Valentina Shevchenko Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 215 [l]
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Ray Borg Submission (armbar) 5 3:15 UFC 216 [m]
Lightweight Tony Ferguson def. Kevin Lee Submission (triangle choke) 3 4:02 UFC 216 [n]
Women's Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) TKO (punches) 1 3:03 UFC 217 [o]
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt (c) KO (punches) 2 2:41 UFC 217 [p]
Middleweight Georges St-Pierre def. Michael Bisping (c) Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:23 UFC 217 [q]
Women's Flyweight Nicco Montaño def. Roxanne Modafferi Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale [r]
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) def. José Aldo TKO (punches) 3 4:51 UFC 218 [s]
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) def. Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 219 [t]
  1. ^ Won the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ Defended the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  3. ^ Defended the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  4. ^ Defended the UFC Flyweight Championship.
  5. ^ Defended the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
  6. ^ Defended the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  7. ^ Unified the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  8. ^ For the vacant interim UFC Middleweight Championship.
  9. ^ For the vacant UFC Women's Featherweight Championship.
  10. ^ Defended the UFC Welterweight Championship.
  11. ^ Originally a KO (head kick and punches) loss; overturned after Jones tested positive for Turinabol. Cormier was later reinstated as champion and thus retained the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
  12. ^ For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
  13. ^ For the UFC Flyweight Championship.
  14. ^ For the vacant interim UFC Lightweight Championship.
  15. ^ For the UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.
  16. ^ For the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
  17. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship.
  18. ^ For the inaugural UFC Women's Flyweight Championship.
  19. ^ For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  20. ^ For the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

The following The Ultimate Fighter seasons are scheduled for broadcast in 2017:

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up
TUF 25: Redemption July 7, 2017 Welterweight Jesse Taylor Dhiego Lima
TUF 26: A New World Champion December 1, 2017 Women's Flyweight Nicco Montaño Roxanne Modafferi

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series[edit]

In May 2017, the UFC announced White would hold Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series weekly on UFC Fight Pass. As with the earlier web series Looking for a Fight, the goal of the series is for White to scout talent for the UFC.[1][2] Similar to The Ultimate Fighter none of the fighters involved will have existing UFC contracts. Licensed separately from the UFC with Dana White applying for a promoter's licence, it was stated ahead of the license being approved that “this is not the UFC, this is not the UFC brand, but instead a promotion that will allow up and coming fighters the chance to showcase their talents in hopes that one day they may compete in the UFC."[3]

The inaugural event took take place on July 11, 2017 at the UFC's home base of Las Vegas.[4][5]

Debuting UFC fighters[edit]

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2017:

Events List[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
424 UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm December 30, 2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 13,561[6]
423 UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos December 16, 2017 Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 8,862[7]
422 UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 Save Mart Center Fresno, California, U.S 7,605[8]
421 UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 December 2, 2017 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Michigan, U.S. 17,587[9]
420 The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale December 1, 2017 Park Theatre Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. N/A
419 UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum November 25, 2017 Mercedes-Benz Arena Shanghai, China 15,128[10]
418 UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura November 19, 2017 Qudos Bank Arena Sydney, Australia 10,021[11]
417 UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 Ted Constant Convocation Center Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. 8,442[12]
416 UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre November 4, 2017 Madison Square Garden New York City, New York, U.S. 18,201[13]
415 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Brunson October 28, 2017 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil 10,265[14]
414 UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Till October 21, 2017 Ergo Arena Gdańsk, Poland 11,138[15]
413 UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee October 7, 2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 10,638[16]
412 UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2 September 23, 2017 Saitama Super Arena Saitama, Japan 8,571[17]
411 UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch September 16, 2017 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. 7,005[18]
410 UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 September 9, 2017 Rogers Place Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 16,232[19]
409 UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Struve September 2, 2017 Ahoy Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 10,224[20]
408 UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico 10,172[21]
407 UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 July 29, 2017 Honda Center Anaheim, California, U.S. 16,610[22]
406 UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum July 22, 2017 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New York, U.S. 11,198[23]
405 UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio July 16, 2017 SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland 10,589[24]
404 UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker July 8, 2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S 12,834[25]
403 The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale July 7, 2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 6,308[26]
402 UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee June 25, 2017 Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. 7,605[27]
401 UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia June 17, 2017 Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore 8,414[28]
400 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt June 11, 2017 Spark Arena Auckland, New Zealand 8,649[29]
399 UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway June 3, 2017 Jeunesse Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15,412[30]
398 UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira May 28, 2017 Ericsson Globe Stockholm, Sweden 12,668[31]
397 UFC 211: Miocic vs dos Santos 2 May 13, 2017 American Airlines Center Dallas, Texas, U.S. 17,834[32]
396 UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. 10,744[33]
395 UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis April 15, 2017 Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. 12,171[34]
394 UFC 210: Cormier vs Johnson 2 April 8, 2017 KeyBank Center Buffalo, New York, U.S. 17,110[35]
393 UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 The O2 Arena London, England 15,761[36]
392 UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum March 11, 2017 Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste Fortaleza, Brazil 14,069[37]
391 UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 March 4, 2017 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 13,150[38]
390 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne February 19, 2017 Scotiabank Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 8,123[39]
389 UFC 208: Holm vs De Randamie February 11, 2017 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York, U.S. 15,628[40]
388 UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie February 4, 2017 Toyota Center Houston, Texas, U.S. 8,119[41]
387 UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña January 28, 2017 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado, U.S 13,233[42]
386 UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn January 15, 2017 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, Arizona, U.S 11,589[43]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Staff (2017-05-13). "'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' debuts July 11 on UFC Fight Pass with 5 live fights a week". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  3. ^ "Dana White receives promoter's license for new contender series separate from UFC - FOX Sports". 14 June 2017.
  4. ^ Staff (2017-05-12). "5-fight lineup revealed for 'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' premiere". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  5. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2017-06-22). "Tuesday Night Contender Series to premiere July 11". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
  6. ^ Staff (December 31, 2017). "UFC 219 draws announced 13,561 fans for $1.76 million live gate in 2017 finale in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com.
  7. ^ "UFC on FOX 26 draws reported 8,862 attendance for $781k live gate". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 123 draws reported 7,605 attendance for $568,290 live gate in Fresno". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  9. ^ "UFC 218 draws reported 17,587 attendance for $2 million gate". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 122 draws announced 15,128 fans for sell-out in mainland China debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 121 draws announced 10,021 fans in Sydney". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  12. ^ "UFC Fight Night 120 attendance: Event stands as most attended UFC card in Virginia". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  13. ^ "UFC 217 draws reported 18,201 attendance for $6.2 million live gate in Madison Square Garden return". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-05. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  14. ^ Staff (2017-10-29). "UFC Fight Night 119 draws announced 10,265 fans in Sao Paulo". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  15. ^ "UFC Fight Night 118 draws announced 11,138 attendance in Poland". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  16. ^ Staff (2017-10-08). "UFC 216 draws announced attendance of 10,638 for $677,999.50 live gate in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  17. ^ Mazique, Brian. "UFC Fight Night 117 Results, Highlights, Bonus Money Winners, Fight Scores, Attendance And Gate". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  18. ^ Mazique, Brian. "UFC Fight Night 116 Results, Bonus Winners, Fight Scores, Highlights, Attendance & Gate Info". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  19. ^ "UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Gate and Attendance from Edmonton | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-09-10.
  20. ^ "UFC-Rotterdam attendance takes slight dip from Dutch debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-02. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  21. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 draws reported 10,172 attendance in Mexico City". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  22. ^ Staff (July 30, 2017). "UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2' sets UFC-Honda Center attendace record". mmajunkie.com.
  23. ^ "UFC on FOX 25 draws reported 11,198 attendance for $1.1 million live gate". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  24. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 attendance: Return to Glasgow draws bigger crowd than debut". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  25. ^ "UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker Gate and Attendance from Las Vegas | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  26. ^ "TUF 25 Finale draws reported 6,308 attendance for $432,495 live gate". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  27. ^ "UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee Gate and Attendance from Oklahoma City | MMAWeekly.com". www.mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  28. ^ "UFC Fight Night 111 draws reported 8,414 attendance for $839,300 USD live gate". MMAjunkie. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  29. ^ Staff (2017-06-11). "UFC Fight Night 110 draws announced crowd of 8,649 for live gate near $830K". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  30. ^ Staff (2017-06-04). "UFC 212 attendance draws announced attendance of 15,412 for undisclosed live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  31. ^ Staff (2017-05-28). "UFC Fight Night 109 attendance: Stockholm draws another solid crowd". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  32. ^ Staff (2017-05-14). "UFC 211 draws announced attendance of 17,834 for $2,662,645 live gate in Dallas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  33. ^ Staff (2017-04-23). "UFC Fight Night 108 attendance: Event sets UFC-Nashville live-gate record". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  34. ^ Staff (2017-04-15). "UFC on FOX 24 attendance: Thrilling card proves highest-earning sports event in venue history". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  35. ^ Staff (2017-04-09). "UFC 210 draws announced 17,110 attendance for KeyBank Center sports record $2 million gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  36. ^ Staff (2017-03-18). "UFC Fight Night 107 draws announced 15,761 fans for gate north of $2 million in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  37. ^ Staff (2017-03-12). "UFC Fight Night 106 draws announced attendance of 14,069 for sell-out in Fortaleza, Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  38. ^ Staff (2017-03-05). "UFC 209 draws reported 13,150 attendance for $2.385 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  39. ^ Staff (2017-02-20). "UFC Fight Night 105 draws reported 8,123 attendance for $575,832 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  40. ^ Staff (2017-02-12). "Sold-out UFC 208 draws announced 15,628 fans for $2,275,105 live gate, Barclays Center sports record". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  41. ^ Staff (2017-02-05). "UFC Fight Night 104 draws announced attendance of 8,119 for gate north of $600,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  42. ^ Staff (2017-01-28). "UFC on FOX 23 draws announced attendance of 13,233 for live gate north of $1 million in Denver". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  43. ^ Staff (2017-01-15). "UFC Fight Night 103 draws 11,589 fans for gate north of $900,000 in Phoenix". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-16.

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